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Green Lake Co. sheriff warns coyote hunters about trespassing

Coyote (Photo courtesy Wisconsin DNR/Herbert Lange)

GREEN LAKE COUNTY (WLUK) -- The sheriff of Green Lake County is reminding coyote hunters to ask for permission before going onto private land.

Sheriff Mark Podoll says a trespassing complaint from a landowner in the Markesan area prompted the reminder.

"Asking permission never comes with a guarantee; however, if you don’t ask and obtain permission, then you’re in violation of the trespass law," Podoll wrote. "Stopping at a property, introducing yourself, and establishing a good relationship with the landowner is a necessary first step in making sure that you are legal, and respecting a landowner's rights on their property."

Podoll says the fine for trespassing is $263.50.

Coyote hunting in Wisconsin is open year-round.

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